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Which of the following call options should have the highest price for ABC stock

Which of the following call options should have the highest price for ABC stock, trading currently at \$45?

A. X=60, expiring 2 month from now

B. X=60, expiring in 2 weeks

C. X=52, expiring in 2 weeks

D. X=52, expiring 6 months from now

26. You want to write a naked put option on XYZ (an ETF), which is trading at \$32. The put you are interested in has a strike of \$25, expiring in 4 months, and has the following listed in the quote table:

 Strike Last Chg Bid Ask Vol 25 1.24 0 0.95 1.18 2

What is the annualized return on your naked put if you have to put up 100% of the cash to cover the put?

A. 11.4%

B. 15.6%

C. 11.8%

D. 14.8%

27. You bought one call option with strike = 32 for \$8 per share, and two put options with strike = 28 for \$7 per share. These options are on the same security and expire on the same date. The security is trading at \$30. What is this strategy’s maximum loss and, if the security rises in price, at what price (>\$30) will this strategy break even?

A. Max loss = -\$22, breakeven price = \$54

B. Max loss = -\$30, breakeven price = \$52

C. Max loss = -\$6, breakeven price = \$36

D. Max loss = unlimited, breakeven price = \$34

28. You buy a share of XYZ stock at \$16.00. You also pay \$4.50 to buy a put option with strike price of \$16.00 that expires in 5 months and sell a call option with strike price \$19.00 that expires also in 5 months for \$3.75. What are the maximum loss and gain of your trade?

A. Maximum loss = unlimited; maximum gain = 2.25

B. Maximum loss = 0.75; maximum gain = unlimited

C. Maximum loss = 0.75; maximum gain = 2.25

D. Maximum loss = 2.25; maximum gain = 0.75

29. You expect the spread between 3-month corn futures and 6-month corn futures to widen as corn prices drop. Each corn futures contract represents 5,000 bushels and prices are quotes in cents per bushel. Assume the current 3-month and 6-month futures are priced at 450.00 and 460.00 respectively. Two months later these contracts are now selling at 442.00 and 458.00, respectively. Which transaction should you have entered today and how much will be your net gain if done properly after 2 months for 1 contract?

A. Sell 3-month future and buy 6-month future; gain = \$30,000

B. Sell 3-month future and buy 6-month future; gain = \$300

C. Buy 3-month future and sell 6-month future; gain = \$300

D. Buy 3-month future and sell 6-month future; gain = \$30,000

30. Which of the following represents a sell signal for technical traders?

A. The 50-day moving average has pierced through to rise above the 200-day moving average price

B. The P/E ratio is trailing the average for the industry

C. The CAPM required return exceeds the expected return based on security analyst consensus

D. The ratio of advancing to declining issues is 1.6 and the ratio of advancing issue volumes to declining issue volumes is 1.4

31. You bought one Eurodollar 3-month future contract at \$99.76. If the price moved down to \$99.65, what is your new margin balance and, if you get a margin call, how much is your required deposit? Assume the initial margin is \$675 and the maintenance margin is \$500.

A. New margin = \$275, Deposit = \$225

B. New margin = \$675, Deposit = \$0

C. New margin = \$400, Deposit = \$275

D. New margin = \$475, Deposit = \$125

33. If you bought a stock that has since declined in price, what is the best strategy to cut your losses while you are waiting for the stock to regain its former price, which you are not sure when but you are somewhat confident it will happen sometime in the future?

A. Sell naked puts